Sheffield local elections

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Sheffield local elections usually take place by thirds, three years out of every four. Each of Sheffield's 28 wards is represented by three positions on the council, meaning there are usually 28 seats contested in each local election. 2004 saw new ward boundaries and therefore all seats were contested.

Political control[edit]

Seat total for parties, 1973-2012
Party in control Years
Labour 1973–1999
Liberal Democrats 1999–2002
No overall control 2002–2003
Labour 2003–2007
No overall control 2007–2008
Liberal Democrats 2008–2010
No overall control 2010–2011
Labour 2011–present

Council elections[edit]

Summary of the council composition after council elections, click on the year for full details of each election. Boundary changes took place for the 2004 election which reduced the number of seats by 3, leading to the whole council being elected in that year.

Popular vote numbers, 1973-2012
Popular vote share, 1973-2012
Year Labour Conservative Liberal Democrats Greens Independent UKIP
1973 69 18 3 0 0 0
1975 66 20 4 0 0 0
1976 63 22 5 0 0 0
1978 60 24 6 0 0 0
1979 62 22 6 0 0 0
1980 60 18 9 0 0 0
1982 60 18 9 0 0 0
1983 60 18 9 0 0 0
1984 61 17 9 0 0 0
1986 63 15 9 0 0 0
1987 65 13 9 0 0 0
1988 66 12 9 0 0 0
1990 69 10 7 0 0 0
1991 70 11 6 0 0 0
1992 67 11 9 0 0 0
1994 56 8 22 0 0 0
1995 58 4 25 0 0 0
1996 55 1 31 0 0 0
1998 50 1 36 0 0 0
1999 39 1 47 0 0 0
2000 37 1 49 0 1 0
2002 43 2 42 0 0 0
2003 49 1 37 0 0 0
2004 44 2 37 1 0 0
2006 44 2 36 2 0 0
2007 41 1 39 2 1 0
2008 36 0 45 3 0 0
2010 39 0 42 2 1 0
2011 50 0 32 2 0 0
2012 60 0 22 2 0 0
2014 59 0 18 4 0 3

By-election results[edit]

By-elections occur when seats become vacant between council elections. Below is a summary of recent by-elections; full by-election results can be found by clicking on the by-election name.

By-election Date Incumbent party Winning party
Ecclesall by-election 28 January 1977 Conservative Conservative
Nether Edge by-election 28 January 1977 Conservative Conservative
Manor by-election 12 August 1977 Labour Labour
Brightside by-election 8 October 1992 Labour Liberal Democrat
Dore by-election 8 October 1992 Conservative Conservative
Walkley by-election 26 November 1992 Labour Liberal Democrat
Walkley by-election 14 January 1993 Liberal Democrat Liberal Democrat
Park by-election 14 January 1999 Labour Liberal Democrat
Chapel Green by-election 7 July 1999 Liberal Democrat Liberal Democrat
Park by-election 19 October 2000 Labour Labour
Southey Green by-election 19 October 2000 Labour Labour
Birley by-election 5 May 2005 Labour Labour
East Ecclesfield by-election 30 April 2009 Liberal Democrat Liberal Democrat
Woodhouse by-election 26 August 2010 Labour Labour
Manor Castle by-election 21 October 2010 Labour Labour
Fulwood by-election 2 May 2013 Liberal Democrat Liberal Democrat
Arbourthorne by-election 6 February 2014 Labour Labour

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